2015-16 National Talent Squad Announcement

    May 27, 2015

    2015-16 National Talent Squad

    The following athletes have been nominated for the 2015-16 National Talent Squad.

    Females

    YOB

    Club

    Province

    Hannah Mehain

    1998

    Sovereign Lake

    BC

    Katie Weaver

    1997

    Hollyburn Cross Country

    BC

    Eliza-Jane Kitchen

    1997

    Hollyburn Cross Country

    BC

    Annika Richardson

    1998

    Hollyburn Cross Country

    BC

    Natalie Hynes

    1998

    Whitehorse

    YK

    Alison Pouw

    1998

    Nakkertok

    ON

    Claire Grall-Johnson

    1997

    Nakkertok

    ON

    Zoe Williams

    1997

    Nakkertok

    QC

    Laura Leclair

    1997

    Chelsea

    QC

    Laurence Dumais

    1997

    Fondeur-Laurentide

    QC

    Catherine Reed-Metayer

    1998

    Skibec

    QC

     

    Males

    YOB

    Club

    Province

    Antoine Blais

    1997

    Skibec

    QC

    Antoine Laforte

    1999

    Skibec

    QC

    Ryan Jackson

    1997

    Team Hardwood

    ON

    Ty Godfrey

    1998

    Canmore Nordic

    AB

    Reed Godfrey

    1998

    Canmore Nordic

    AB

    Levi Nadlersmith

    1998

    Downtown Nordic

    MB

    Mac Prawdzick

    1997

    Whitehorse

    YK

    Marcus Deuling

    1997

    Whitehorse

    YK

    Gareth Williams

    1997

    Telemark

    BC

    Colin Ward

    1997

    Martock

    NS

    Patrick McIlroy

    1998

    Avalon Nordic

    NL


    The goal of the program is to make the transition to a National Development Centre easier in the future.  Each National Talent Squad athlete will have access to nominal funding to assist in gaining the opportunity to work with one of Canada’s three National Development Centres.

    Synopsis of Selection

    Selection is based on three priorities:

    1.    Aggregate ranking from 2015 Haywood Ski Nationals in the Junior Boy and Junior Girl category. (Top result in Juvenile Boy and Girl Category will also be considered.)

    2.    Overall CPL ranking on the Junior National Team list. (If an athlete ranked low in the Nationals Aggregate but ranked high on the Junior National Team list, the athlete will be considered.)

    3.    Discretion by HP Development Coordinator for those athletes coming from smaller provinces and/or clubs.

    ·         All the female NTS athletes were selected on their top 11 ranking on the 2015 Haywood Nationals Aggregate Junior Girl list.

    ·         Antoine Blais, Ryan Jackson, Ty Godfrey, Levi Nadlersmith, Gareth Williams, Mac Prawdzick, Marcus Deuling were all selected based on their ranking on the 2015 Haywood Nationals Aggregate Junior Boy list.

    ·         Antoine Laforte was selected based on his significant lead in the 2015 Haywood Nationals Aggregate Juvenile Boy list.

    ·         Reed Godfrey was selected on his overall ranking on the 2015 Junior National Team points list.

    ·         Both Colin Ward and Patrick McIlroy were selected based on discretion by CCC’s HP Development Coordinator.